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Insect and Spider Identification: Need help identifying egg sac or cocoon

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Waukesha, WI

August 5, 2012
6:14 AM

Post #9230064

Does anyone have a clue what may be in here? It's large about the size of a marshmellow. It;s squishy, not hard. It came out of a tree. During the last storm a branch came down and this was attached to it. My kids have it in a bug catcher and are waiting for it to hatch.

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Minot, ND

August 5, 2012
7:14 AM

Post #9230120

Looks like a cocoon of one of the giant silk moths in the family Saturniidae.

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